SmartPlanet stories related to the systematic pursuit of knowledge and the products and ideas that result from that process.
Robots are now capable of teaching rudimentary skills. And they are quick learners as well.
4 | July 11, 2010 3:23pm |
Developing world population explosion; Asia's nuclear domination; wind power debunked; electric car grid outages; environmental modeling portal.
July 9, 2010 1:00pm |
Generation Y, the always-connected twentysomethings that openly share information, are unlikely to change that behavior as they age, according to a new study.
July 9, 2010 10:07am |
Hara CEO Amit Chatterjee says 2010 is the year that corporations exchange sustainability officers for sustainable operators. Here's why.
5 | July 9, 2010 7:11am |
Paving the way for an AIDS vaccine, scientists have discovered two potent antibodies, the strongest of which can neutralize 91 percent of HIV strains.
3 | July 8, 2010 11:20am |
Earth, Inc. author Greg Unruh says businesses can learn from the environment to reap better profits, boost sustainability and decrease their carbon footprint. Here's how.
1 | July 8, 2010 10:07am |
A pilot succeeded in flying a solar-powered airplane for more than 24 hours, setting a new record and paving the way for its ultimate mission to circumnavigate the globe by 2012.
July 8, 2010 7:36am |
An exclusive interview with Paul Sheehan of the Office of Naval Research reveals the amazing properties of graphene and downplays its potential to replace silicon as the material of choice for...
10 | July 7, 2010 10:37am |
The goal is to fly around the world on solar energy alone.
3 | July 7, 2010 7:49am |
This super battery is the most condensed form of energy storage outside of nuclear power.
27 | July 6, 2010 7:56am |
Stuffed animals endowed with robotics and sensors, offer technological stand-in for pet therapy.
July 5, 2010 8:11am |
Britain plans to curb "binge flying" by limiting growth at Heathrow Airport. Here in the United States, the FAA is taking a more technology-driven approach to the problem.
6 | July 2, 2010 5:18am |
Bill Gates and charter schools; augmented reality toys; Gulf oil spill: drop in the bucket?; rare metal rush; Britain airport ban.
July 1, 2010 12:42pm |
Jinni's "taste engine" matches users to movies via a variety of formats, ranging from specific keyword searches to a detailed browse mode.
June 29, 2010 4:00am |
The space agency will call on all of us to help analyze data collected by NASA robots.
1 | June 29, 2010 12:27am |
The multidisciplinary jack of all trades is in vogue again. Here's how information technology is laying the foundation of the next 'Renaissance' era.
June 28, 2010 1:00pm |
What began at MIT with a Department of Defense grant for stealth research led to the world's most precise optical laser scalpel. A former surgeon and exec at what is now the MIT spin-out talks...
June 28, 2010 2:00am |
Oscar the cat is a very lucky guy. He's the first recipient of a new, innovative kind of grafted prosthetic that allows him to walk naturally.
June 25, 2010 5:44pm |
The Coalition Against Major Diseases created a database of more than 4,000 Alzheimer's disease patients from clinical trials. Up next are databases for Huntington's and Parkinson's.
June 24, 2010 7:41am |
Prefab houses; London Underground live; Levi's sustainable clothes dryer; German solar home; nine carbon-neutral communities.
June 23, 2010 8:33am |